16 days in Garden Route Itinerary

16 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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16 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 8 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
George
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

8
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Peters Anglican Church and St George's Anglican Church. Visit Brenton on Sea and Bollard Bay for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Scarab Village (in Sedgefield), Knysna (Jandreart Studio, Garden Route National Park, & more) and Bitou Art Gallery (in Storms River). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, sample the tasty concoctions at Mitchell's Brewery, play a few rounds at Simola Golf, and kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary builder site .

Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in January: highs in Plettenberg Bay hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to George.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Knysna, Bitou Art Gallery
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

7
nights
George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex and Outeniqua Transport Museum. Janine Iron and Washing Museum and Cape Palette Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Santos Beach (in Mossel Bay), Oudtshoorn (St Jude's Anglican Church, Karusa Vineyards, & more) and Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar (in Herbertsdale). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, take some stellar pictures from Dolphin Point Lookout, view the masterpieces at Pharoah Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Montagu Pass Old Toll House.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the George holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Plettenberg Bay to George in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in George

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, Wilderness, Mossel Bay
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 30:
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

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